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Suicide reveals woes of S Korea store owners

Attempt to cover up death of a convenience store owner has put a spotlight on conditions in the industry.

Last Modified: 16 Jun 2013 11:08
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An attempt to cover up the suicide of a South Korean convenience store owner has put the spotlight on an industry worth an annual $8bn.

Campaigners say the industry is exploitative and abusive.

More than half of South Korea's 25,000 such shops are either losing money or just scraping by.

Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett reports from Seoul.

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